Who uses Social Networks?

So you want to eventually self-publish online and are wondering whether your WordPress and Twitter followers are likely to invest half a pound (i.e.: three quarters of a dollar)?

Widely available and more importantly, readable, demographic studies are popping out everywhere for two reasons:
* Greed
* Google being largely generous with its user-generated, inaccurate data.
* Greed

According to the studies below _provided your users know you and how talented you are_ they are highly likely to download your work regardless of the age they claim to be.

I) Posted a few hours ago, this study identifies most users to be aged 18 to 29 years old:
http://mashable.com/2013/04/12/social-media-demographic-breakdown/
Some more of the same tagging and generalising,…http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/social-media-user-demographics_b38095

II ) Also based on data input “à l’américaine” (i.e.: from the US), most users of all ages converge towards claiming they are between 25 and 44 years old.
http://royal.pingdom.com/2012/08/21/report-social-network-demographics-in-2012/

III) Total number of users as of April 2013 and some additional studies in case you want to be more selective about which networks to target. Notable are obviously the largest numbers: Twitter 500 million, Youtube 1 billion, WordPress 74 million blogs http://expandedramblings.com/index.php/resource-how-many-people-use-the-top-social-media/

Next post will ironically be about the dangers of “generalisation”.

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